Ages 8-13 – Adventure Camp

 

2018 Adventure Camp  (8-13 yr olds.)

These are the most outdoor oriented, active, adventure oriented camps in the region. The goal for these camps is to keep your child  active and outdoors all day.  They will participate in a range of activities that Quest offers.  Each year we try to add new activities to the mix to keep it interesting for returning campers.  Each camp week is structured with same itinerary for each week which begins with the first day of teambuilding (get-to-know one another), a water day of rafting/kayaking,  hiking, rock wall, high ropes/zip-line as well as many other teambuilding activities Your child will come home very tired each day.

All weekday camps run from 9am – 4pm. Please drop off your child between 8:50-9am (no earlier) and pick up promptly by 4 pm).  Drop off and pick up location will be at the Quest building on the upper campus of Bloomsburg University. When printing out registration forms, please print out a copy of the “Parent Handbook”.  A campus map is also included on the last page of the handbook.

These camps are designed for children from ages 8-13.  If you have a child who will not be 8 yrs. old until after the camp dates,  and you think they may be ready to participate, please contact us to discuss. We realize there are different maturity levels and we try and accommodate everyone we can, if possible.

We maintain camper to staff ratio of 5:1.  Each week will have an open registration for the age group from 8-13.   At the start of the week the camp groups will be split in half by age to create two groups, a younger group and an older group.

There are 20 spaces available for each week of camp. This will make 2 groups of 10 with a minimum of 2 staff per group.  Some activities require more than two staff per group for on-site activities.

We focus on hiring BU students who plan to work with children in the future. Each year some staff stay while others move on to other pursuits. We intentionally hire some new staff each summer to keep a fresh perspective.

The camp staff is overseen each summer by a student camp supervisor who is a returning staff member. The entire camp staff is overseen by the professional staff who oversee Quest.

The camp staff is made up of students at Bloomsburg University and recent graduates.  All staff would have gone through the clearance process.  Each has been hired based on their experience with youth and outdoor activities. They go through training throughout the spring and summer to prepare them for their time at the camps.

For more info on the professional staff visit the “About Quest”  pages to learn more about Brianne Oehmke and Susan Weaver.

Summer Adventure Camp 2018

UPDATED 6/21/2018 @  3:30 pm

Schedule: 8-13 yr. olds

Week 1 – June 11th – June 15th N/A

Week 2 – June 18th – June 22nd N/A

Week 3 – June 25th – June 29th

  • 8-10 yr old – 1 spot
  • 11-13 yr old – FULL

July 2nd – July 6th – No camp this week due to Holiday

Week 4 – July 9th – July 13th

  • 8-10 yr old – FULL
  • 11-13 yr old – FULL

Week 5 – July 16th – 20th

  • 8-10 yr old – 1 spot
  • 11-13 yr old – FULL

Week 6 – July 23rd – July 27th

  • 8-10 yr old – 1 spot 
  • 11-13 yr old – 2 spots

Week 7 – July 30th – August 3rd

  • 8-10 yr old – FULL
  • 11-13 yr old – FULL

Week 8 – August 6th – 10th

  • 8-10 yr old – 2 spots
  • 11-13 yr old –  FULL

Cost for weekly adventure camps is $195.00 (Non-refundable)

Discount available if registering for multiple weeks:

   -1st week @ $195.00 per child – each additional week, for the same child, is discounted $15.00 ($180.00)

Registration: To register your child for camp, please print out forms and send in with payment:   ( click links below in green to print forms)  On the Wednesday before your camp week starts, we will e-mail you a “camp welcome” reminder.

  1. SUMMER CAMP REG FORM ’18
  2. Quest AOR waiver 
  3. Permission for pick-up form 

Please print out the “Parent Handbook”  (green link below) and keep handy for reference during your child’s camp week, the .  Please be sure to read the entire handbook, so you know what to expect.  You may contact our office to check on availability before sending in your registration.  If you have difficulty printing the forms from the website , please contact us and we will email them to you.

Parent Handbook 2018Quest Summer Camp Parent Handbook 2018

Payment by mail:    Check or money order should be made payable to “BLOOMSBURG UNIVERSITY”.   Envelopes should be addressed:    Bloomsburg University, ATTN: Quest Office Bloomsburg PA  17815

Payment in person:  between the hours of 10 am-2 pm, Monday through Friday Cash, check or money order payable to “Bloomsburg University”.  Your time is valuable and we wouldn’t want you to miss us if we have to leave the office to run an errand on campus.  Please bring a blank envelope along for your registration forms and payment.  Your envelope (marked “Quest”)  can be left in the big, black mailbox next to the sliding glass doors on the porch of the Quest Office.  The mailbox is always checked upon our return.

Feel free to contact us if you would like to confirm your registration has been received.